33. When the drugs don’t work
About a third of people taking respectable doses of highly regarded antidepressants are still depressed one month later. What can you do if you’re one of them?
Don’t despair. You can still live (happily ever after) with treatment-resistant depression. Here’s how.
No doubt you feel unhappy, tired and don’t enjoy the things you used to love doing, but there may be another explanation for your dejection. If you haven’t found a way of dealing with depression, it may be time to revisit your original diagnosis.
Hormones and mood swings
Miranda had been depressed for weeks and wasn’t getting better. She felt slowed down, tired, her periods were irregular, she was constipated and felt cold all the time. Miranda thought ...